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Researchers Map Disease Origins for Precision Medicine Progress

May 2, 2016 - Due to a recent study that used precision medicine to map the origins of different diseases, healthcare providers may be able to create more personalized and effective precision medicine strategies for patients with conditions like diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer’s, and rheumatoid arthritis. According to an official press release from the University of Arizona Health Sciences, researchers...


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$200K in Grants Boost Radiology Big Data Analytics Research

by Jacqueline Belliveau

The Radiation Oncology Institute aims to support radiation oncology research by offering $200,000 in competitive grants to qualifying projects that use big data analytics to improve cancer patient outcomes, reported the organization in an official...

Geisinger Precision Medicine Biobank Hits 100K Participants

by Jennifer Bresnick

Geisinger Health System is celebrating a precision medicine milestone this week as its MyCode Community Health Initiative, a large-scale genomics biobank, signed up its 100,000th participant.   The project, launched in January 2014 in collaboration...

FDA: Interoperability a Core Requirement for Precision Medicine

by Jennifer Bresnick

CMS and the ONC aren’t the only federal organizations putting health data interoperability at the top of their to-do lists.  As the FDA starts tackling its portion of the national Precision Medicine Initiative, officials are urging...

Intermountain, Stanford Partner for Precision Medicine, Genomics

by Jennifer Bresnick

Stanford Medicine and Intermountain Healthcare have announced a new precision medicine partnership that will harness the power of advanced genomics and medical research to bring personalized treatments directly to the point of care. The partnership,...

Precision Medicine Sparks New Conversations about Patient Data

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) is generating a great deal of excitement among researchers, clinicians, developers, and patients with an eye on curing cancer, managing diabetes, or eliminating Alzheimer’s disease.  With unfeigned...

Kaiser Permanente Expands Precision Medicine Biobanking Effort

by Jennifer Bresnick

Kaiser Permanente isn’t waiting for the national Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort project to get off the ground.  Instead, the sprawling healthcare system is hoping to fill up its KP Research Bank with at least 500,000 samples...

Cognitive Computing Leaders Think Time is Right for Healthcare

by Jennifer Bresnick

The healthcare industry might be notorious for its lackadaisical attitude towards adopting certain technology tools, but stakeholders across the care continuum have not been slow to embrace the idea that cognitive computing and semantic data...

Next-Gen Genomic Testing a Focal Point for Precision Medicine

by Jennifer Bresnick

Precision medicine brings the promise of laser-focused treatments custom crafted for each individual based on their unique genetic makeup.  As researchers unlock more and more insights into conditions ranging from Alzheimer’s and cancer...

NIH Seeks $1.1B to Fund Precision Medicine, Cancer Moonshot

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Precision Medicine Initiative and Cancer Moonshot may be two of the most exciting programs in the world of medical research, but their promises for clinical care certainly won’t come cheap.  During testimony at a Senate health...

NIH, FDA Create Clinical Trial Template for Precision Medicine

by Jennifer Bresnick

As the Precision Medicine Initiative starts to increase the amount and scope of medical research, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and FDA are seeking public comment on a draft template that provides guidance to investigators looking to...

Big Data Analytics Show More Sepsis Deaths in Large Hospitals

by Jacqueline Belliveau

Researchers are using big data analytics to better understand the signs and symptoms of sepsis, which may be able to help physicians treat and manage patients more effectively. In a study published in the journal Medical Care, a team from Houston...

Partners Data Lake Offers Healthcare Analytics as a Service

by Jennifer Bresnick

The sprawling Partners HealthCare system is continuing to churn through the largest Epic EHR implementation project to date.  But the network, which includes Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, has much...

FDA Accelerates Precision Medicine with Rare Disease Funding

by Jacqueline Belliveau

The FDA has announced the start of a new grant program focused on studying the history and life cycle of rare diseases in an effort to improve the health system’s understanding of uncommon conditions The announcement was made on Rare Disease...

$3M Grant Will Aid EHR Data Management, Chronic Pain Research

by Jacqueline Belliveau

An Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) researcher has received $3 million in grants to develop health information technology for chronic pain patients and better processes for EHR data management and patient health information...

Top 5 Basics to Know About the Precision Medicine Initiative

by Jennifer Bresnick

Feelings of national unity may be hard to find during a contentious election year, but the collaborative spirit is alive and well in at least one corner of the White House as stakeholders from across the care continuum take on the Obama Administration’s...

Precision Medicine Summit Brings Big Data, EHR Ideas Together

by Jennifer Bresnick

The White House’s Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) is kicking off in a big way this month, officials announced today at an industry summit.  Stakeholders from across the healthcare continuum gathered to share new ideas, receive...

UPMC Gene Test Brings Personalized Medicine to Cardiac Care

by Jennifer Bresnick

Clinicians at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center are bringing personalized medicine into the routine care process for cardiac patients in need of stents for clogged arteries by using a simple blood test to identify gene variants that...

$5M Precision Medicine Grant Integrates Genomics, Big Data

by Jennifer Bresnick

Precision medicine is getting a $5 million boost at research organizations in Pennsylvania as the three-year Commonwealth Universal Research Enhancement (CURE) project gets underway.  The grant will fund the discovery of potential breast...

Precision Medicine, Big Data Analytics Center Rises in Philly

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is joining the growing group of academic institutions and medical centers putting precision medicine and big data analytics front-and-center.  Through its newly founded Center for Data...